Programs & events


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Purchase your tickets to the Historical Hall of Fame and Living Legends Awards Banquet by phone, mail, or in person at the history center.  Prices are $40 for current OCHC members, $55 for the general public, and $400 for tables of eight.  Call 315-735-3642 for more information.

OCTOBER 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Realities of Resettlement 

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​Oneida County History Center

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Living Legends

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Wednesday, September 27 at 5:30 PM-  Zion Lutheran Church's 175 Years in Greater Utica

Jack Henke has been exploring the history of Utica's first Lutheran congregation for the past five years. In this illustrated lecture, he discusses research strategies and outlines the past of Zion Church, which directly reflects events in the histories of the Mohawk Valley and the country as a whole. Call ahead and reserve a pew. FREE.

Wednesday, October 4 at 5:00 PM- Historical Hall of Fame/Living Legends Awards Banquet

Join the history center for our 17th annual Historical Hall of Fame/Living Legends Awards Banquet! Ten individuals will be honored and recognized for their years of service as community leaders and for their efforts in furthering the region's industries, culture, and educational opportunities.  Tickets are available in advance by calling the history center at 315-735-3642.    The event will be held at Hart's Hill Inn, located at 135 Clinton St. in Whitesboro.  Doors open at 5:00 PM. Dinner & Awards at 6:00 PM.

Saturday, October 7 from 2:00-4:00 PM- Recollections of East Utica

Come reminisce with author Mario G. Fumarola and friends.  You’ll hear readings from Fumarola’s historical fiction trilogy about Italian-Americans from East Utica with excerpts from Wasn’t it Only Yesterday, Immigrants All!!!, and Last of the First.  Light refreshments will be served.  Grandchildren who escort a grandparent will receive a free autographed book.  Free admissions.

Saturday, October 21 at 1:00 PM- The Irish & the Erie

A musical celebration with local Irish cultural group Craobh Dugan, “The Irish & the Erie” shares the story of how the Irish immigrants helped to build the Erie Canal.  Don’t miss this original program with tunes, songs, stories, and humor. FREE and family friendly.
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